event · September 23

Banned Together: 2019 Censorship Cabaret Philadelphia Premiere!

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret is back for its fourth year in a row and appearing for the first time in Philadelphia! The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) created Banned Together as a celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America’s stages, created to raise awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in the theater. The performances will feature selections from Cabaret, Chicago, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), An Octoroon and Calendar Girls, among other notable works, with a libretto by DLDF president John Weidman (Assassins) and J.T. Rogers (Oslo, Blood and Gifts). Banned Together will be performed across the U.S. on stages and in libraries starting September 22nd and running through September 28th as a part of ALA’s Banned Books Week. Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret 2019 is presented by The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund in partnership with PEN America.


  • Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US